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Kote Venkataramana Temple, Bangalore


The Kote Venkataramana Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, and is located in Jayanagar. The temple was built by Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, the then ruler of Mysore, in 1689. The temple has been constructed using Dravidian and Vijayanagara style of architecture.

Bangalore photos, Kote Venkataramana Temple - Yali Pillar of mantapa
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The temple consists of a garbhagriha (sanctum) that is connected to a mandapa (hall). The walls of the garbhagriha have a few images of deities carved on the base. The hall ceiling is carved with images of Yalis who are mythical beasts mentioned in Hindu mythology.

The main festival that is celebrated in the temple is the Vaikunta Ekadashi when devotees flock in to the temple to take the Lord's blessings.

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